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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331907/brace-technology-thematic-series-the-3d-rigo-ch%C3%A3%C2%AAneau-type-brace
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Manuel Rigo, Mina Jelačić
BACKGROUND: Chêneau and Matthias introduced in 1979 a brace concept inspired in casting. The brace was initially named "CTM" from Chêneau-Toulouse-Münster. The name "CTM" is still popular in France but "Chêneau-type brace" is its common name in the rest of the world. Principles to construct this brace were originally based on anatomical descriptions rather than biomechanics, and its standard is poor. METHODS: This paper follows the format of the "Brace technology thematic series...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331905/asymmetrical-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy-for-progressive-kyphoscoliosis-caused-by-a-pediatric-chance-fracture-a-case-report
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Satoshi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Fujita, Tomohiro Hikata, Akio Iwanami, Ken Ishii, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Kota Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Although most pediatric Chance fractures (PCFs) can be treated successfully with casting and bracing, some PCFs cause progressive spinal deformities requiring surgical treatment. There are only few reports of asymmetrical osteotomy for PCF-associated spinal deformities. CASE PRESENTATION: We here report a case of a 10-year-old girl who suffered an L2 Chance fracture from an asymmetrical flexion-distraction force, accompanied by abdominal injuries. She was treated conservatively with a soft brace...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331904/effectiveness-of-the-rigo-ch%C3%A3%C2%AAneau-versus-boston-style-orthoses-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-retrospective-study
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Miriam K Minsk, Kristen D Venuti, Gail L Daumit, Paul D Sponseller
BACKGROUND: Bracing can effectively treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), but patient outcomes have not been compared by brace type. We compared outcomes of AIS patients treated with Rigo Chêneau orthoses (RCOs) or custom-molded Boston-style thoracolumbosacral orthoses (TLSOs). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patient records from one scoliosis center from 1999 through 2014. Patients were studied from initial treatment until skeletal maturity or surgery...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329748/extensive-multilevel-split-laminotomy-for-debulking-a-cervicothoracolumbar-nondysraphic-intramedullary-spinal-cord-lipoma-in-a-2-month-old-infant
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Ha Son Nguyen, Sean Lew
INTRODUCTION: Laminectomy is the traditional approach for posterior exposure of the spinal canal for tumor resection. Another technique is split laminotomy, which entails the division and retraction of the spinous processes and laminae to access the thecal sac. This technique has been employed for small-segment exposures, but not extensively explored for long-segment exposures. CASE: A 2-month-old male presented with progressive right-leg plegia. MRI of the spine revealed a large, intramedullary spinal-cord lipoma extending from C6 to L5...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327153/validation-and-reliability-of-the-malaysian-english-version-of-the-psychosocial-impact-of-dental-aesthetics-questionnaire-for-adolescents
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Wan Nurazreena Wan Hassan, Zamros Yuzadi Mohd Yusof, Mohd Zambri Mohamed Makhbul, Siti Safuraa Zahirah Shahidan, Siti Farhana Mohd Ali, Rashidah Burhanudin, Maria Jirom Gere
BACKGROUND: The Malay version of the Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire has been validated for use by Malaysian adolescents. Although Malay is their national language, English is widely used as the lingua franca among Malaysians of different ethnicities. This study aimed to validate an English version of the PIDAQ adapted for use by Malaysian adolescents to optimize data capture from adolescents who prefer English as the medium for communication. METHODS: The published English version of PIDAQ was pilot tested on 12- to 17-year-old adolescents, resulting in a few modifications to suit the Malaysian variety of English...
March 21, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324960/design-and-characterization-of-a-torque-controllable-actuator-for-knee-assistance-during-sit-to-stand
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Max K Shepherd, Elliott J Rouse
Individuals with post-stroke hemiparesis often have difficulty standing out of a chair. One way to potentially improve sit-to-stand is to provide knee extension assistance using a powered knee exoskeleton. An exoskeleton providing unilateral, partial assistance during sit-to-stand would need to be torque-controllable. There are no knee exoskeletons on the market suitable for conducting experiments assisting stroke patients with sit-to-stand, so to enable such experiments a research device was developed. The purpose of this report is to present the design of a novel knee exoskeleton actuator that uses a fiberglass leaf spring in series to improve torque-controllability, and present a characterization of the actuator performance...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324928/design-of-a-dual-slot-antenna-for-small-animal-microwave-ablation-studies
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Tyler J Moon, Christopher L Brace
This study presents the development of a dual-slot antenna for small animal tumor ablation. By using a dual-slot design at 8 GHz, it was hypothesized that smaller and more spherical ablations can be produced. After computer-aided design optimization, antennas were fabricated and ablations performed at 5-20 W for 15-120 s with the objective of creating ablations with a diameter/length aspect ratio of at least 0.9. The new dual-slot design at 8 GHz created significantly more spherical ablations than a commercial antenna at 2...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324184/early-outcomes-of-spinal-growth-tethering-for-idiopathic-scoliosis-with-a-novel-device-a-prospective-study-with-2-years-of-follow-up
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M Boudissa, A Eid, E Bourgeois, J Griffet, A Courvoisier
QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a 3D spine deformity that worsens during the whole growth. New methods for spinal growth modulation with flexible spinal implants have been described to avoid progression of the deformity during growth spurt. The main limitations are that no specific ancillaries and devices are available, which makes the surgery technically demanding. METHODS: We have developed a new method of spinal growth tethering using minimal invasive videothoracoscopic approach...
March 21, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320364/the-weight-of-pupils-schoolbags-in-early-school-age-and-its-influence-on-body-posture
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Anna Brzęk, Tarja Dworrak, Markus Strauss, Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, Ibtissam Sabbah, Birgit Dworrak, Roman Leischik
BACKGROUND: Postural development progresses through a series of stages (growth spurts, development of balance and coordination, postural stability) which occur when children are at school age. The reduction in the level of physical activity, increased body weight, overloaded school bags, asymmetry of the backpack straps, the method of putting on and taking off the backpacks and increased usage of electronic devices have negative side effects such as bad body posture habits. METHODS: A prospective cohort study in the group of 155 pupils at early school age 7-9 years old has been conducted...
March 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318406/use-of-a-shoulder-abduction-brace-after-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-a-study-on-gait-performance-and-falls
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Yuma Sonoda, Takashi Nishioka, Ryo Nakajima, Shinji Imai, Piers Vigers, Taku Kawasaki
BACKGROUND: Fall prevention is essential in patients after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair because of the high risk of re-rupture. However, there are no reports related to falls that occur during the early postoperative period, while the affected limb is immobilized. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed gait performance and falls in patients using a shoulder abduction brace after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort and postoperative repeated measures...
March 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302013/multicyclic-peptides-as-scaffolds-for-the-development-of-tumor-targeting-agents
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Anastasia Loktev, Uwe Haberkorn, Walter Mier
The lack of specificity of traditional cytotoxic drugs triggers the development of anticancer agents with high selectivity to tumor-specific proteins. The unveiling of target structures such as EGFR or Her2 allows the focused development of novel therapies and has strongly advanced tumor treatment. Tumor-specific high-affinity ligands can be identified by using display techniques such as phage, yeast surface, ribosome and mRNA display. These techniques enable the screening of huge libraries, consequently providing a valuable alternative to rational drug development...
March 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301825/combined-versus-individual-effects-of-a-valgus-knee-brace-and-lateral-wedge-foot-orthotic-during-stair-use-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Rebecca Moyer, Trevor Birmingham, Colin Dombroski, Robert Walsh, J Robert Giffin
The aim of this study was to investigate the combined and individual biomechanical effects of a valgus knee brace and a lateral wedge foot orthotic during stair ascent and descent in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Thirty-five patients with varus alignment and medial knee OA were prescribed a custom valgus knee brace and lateral wedge foot orthotic. Knee angles and moments in the frontal and sagittal planes were determined from 3D gait analysis completed under four randomized conditions: (1) control (no knee brace or foot orthotic), (2) knee brace, (3) foot orthotic, and (4) combined knee brace and foot orthotic...
March 1, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292494/emerging-guidelines-for-patient-engagement-in-research
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John R Kirwan, Maarten de Wit, Lori Frank, Kirstie L Haywood, Sam Salek, Samantha Brace-McDonnell, Anne Lyddiatt, Skye P Barbic, Jordi Alonso, Francis Guillemin, Susan J Bartlett
There is growing recognition that involving patients in the development of new patient-reported outcome measures helps ensure that the outcomes that matter most to people living with health conditions are captured. Here, we describe and discuss different experiences of integrating patients as full patient research partners (PRPs) in outcomes research from multiple perspectives (e.g., researcher, patient, and funder), drawing from three real-world examples. These diverse experiences highlight the strengths, challenges, and impact of partnering with patients to conceptualize, design, and conduct research and disseminate findings...
March 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290931/prophylactic-ankle-bracing-in-military-settings-a-review-of-the-literature
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Thomas M Newman, Michael R Gay, W E Buckley
BACKGROUND: Within athletics and the military, ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries with the potential for long-term functional deficits. Incidence rates for ankle sprains within the military are one of the leading causes of limited duty days, especially during basic combat training, parachute training exercises, and in cadet populations. In 2008, the Department of Defense U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine report recommended that military personnel should wear semirigid ankle braces during parachuting, basketball, soccer, and other similar high-risk activities to reduce ankle sprain injuries...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275801/-effects-of-double-transparent-pressure-diaphragm-transfer-tray-on-indirect-bonding
#15
Xiao-Hong Huang, Liang Xu, Shan Lin
PURPOSE: To compare the time-consuming and bonding effectiveness of full dental arch and segmented dental arch, when double transparent pressure diaphragm technology was used for indirect bracket bonding. METHODS: Forty-five orthodontic cases were selected, and classified into 3 groups according to different bonding methods and arches. There were 15 cases in each group, a total of 270 brackets and 120 buccal tubes were used. Patients in group A and B received double transparent pressure diaphragm technology to bond brackets indirectly...
December 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274958/cabozantinib-eradicates-advanced-murine-prostate-cancer-by-activating-anti-tumor-innate-immunity
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Akash Patnaik, Kenneth D Swanson, Eva Csizmadia, Aniruddh Solanki, Natalie Landon-Brace, Marina P Gehring, Katja Helenius, Brian M Olson, Athalia R Pyzer, Lily C Wang, Olivier Elemento, Jesse Novak, Thomas B Thornley, John M Asara, Laleh Montaser, Joshua J Timmons, Todd M Morgan, Yugang Wang, Elena Levantini, John G Clohessy, Kathleen Kelly, Pier Paolo Pandolfi, Jacalyn M Rosenblatt, David E Avigan, Huihui Ye, Jeffrey M Karp, Sabina Signoretti, Steven P Balk, Lewis C Cantley
Several kinase inhibitors that target aberrant signaling pathways in tumor cells have been deployed in cancer therapy. However, their impact on the tumor immune microenvironment remains poorly understood. The tyrosine kinase inhibitor cabozantinib showed striking responses in cancer clinical trial patients across several malignancies. Here we show that cabozantinib rapidly eradicates invasive, poorly-differentiated PTEN/p53 deficient murine prostate cancer. This was associated with enhanced release of neutrophil chemotactic factors from tumor cells, including CXCL12 and HMGB1, resulting in robust infiltration of neutrophils into the tumor...
March 8, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274516/the-dynamic-compression-brace-for-pectus-carinatum-intermediate-results-in-286-patients
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Sjoerd A de Beer, Martin Gritter, Justin R de Jong, Ernst L W van Heurn
BACKGROUND: Dynamic brace compression is a novel treatment for patients with pectus carinatum. The dynamic compression system contains a device to measure the flexibility of the thoracic wall and regulate the pressure of the brace. METHODS: Patients referred to our pediatric surgical center were screened for treatment with the dynamic compression brace. Patients with a pressure of initial correction (PIC) of 10.0 pounds per square inch or less were offered treatment with the brace...
March 5, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274008/to-operate-or-not-to-operate-the-mid-shaft-fractures-of-the-clavicle-a-comparative-study-of-functional-outcomes-of-the-two-methods-of-management
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Sanath Kumar Shetty, Ragesh Chandran, Arjun Ballal, Lawrence John Mathias, Anoop Hegde, Ashwin Shetty
INTRODUCTION: Fractures of the clavicle are some of the most common fractures which are seen in the adult population. Mid-shaft fractures of the clavicle are considered the most common form of clavicle fractures and about half of them are displaced fractures. They have been managed non-operatively over the years. However, severe displacement and comminution of these fractures have warranted the requirement of operative intervention, due to increased incidence of mal-union, worsening of shoulder functions etc...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268770/evaluation-of-a-variable-resistance-orthotic-knee-joint
#19
Andrew Herbert-Copley, Edward D Lemaire, Natalie Baddour
Knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs) are full leg braces for individuals with knee extensor weakness, designed to support the person during weight bearing activities by preventing knee flexion. KAFOs typically result in an unnatural gait pattern and are primarily used for level ground walking. A novel variable resistance orthotic knee joint, the Ottawalk-Variable Speed (OWVS), was designed to address these limitations. This paper presents a pilot test to evaluate the OWVS functional performance during walking and stair descent...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267751/cost-effectiveness-of-adjunct-non-pharmacological-interventions-for-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
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Beth Woods, Andrea Manca, Helen Weatherly, Pedro Saramago, Eleftherios Sideris, Christina Giannopoulou, Stephen Rice, Mark Corbett, Andrew Vickers, Matthew Bowes, Hugh MacPherson, Mark Sculpher
BACKGROUND: There is limited information on the costs and benefits of alternative adjunct non-pharmacological treatments for knee osteoarthritis and little guidance on which should be prioritised for commissioning within the NHS. This study estimates the costs and benefits of acupuncture, braces, heat treatment, insoles, interferential therapy, laser/light therapy, manual therapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, pulsed electrical stimulation, pulsed electromagnetic fields, static magnets and transcutaneous electrical nerve Stimulation (TENS), based on all relevant data, to facilitate a more complete assessment of value...
2017: PloS One
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